Dear Sugar's True Identity, Elizabeth Bishop's Brownies, and More

Evan Smith Rakoff

Every day Poets & Writers Magazine scans the headlines—from publishing reports to academic announcements to literary dispatches—for all the news that creative writers need to know. Here are today's stories:

Last night at a sold-out venue in San Francisco, the Rumpus revealed the author of its much-loved Dear Sugar advice column is the Portland-based novelist Cheryl Strayed, who is profiled in the March/April issue of Poets & Writers Magazine. (New Yorker)

The Millions investigates the evolving payment models used by literary magazines.

Citing unnamed sources in Apple's supply chain, the Wall Street Journal reports the technology giant is testing a new iPad device with a smaller screen.

For McSweeney's, Jesse Eisenberg details how NBA basketball standout Jeremy Lin has helped him through tough times.

The New York Daily News dispatches an intrepid reporter to examine the Literary Speed Dating phenomenon.

Vol. 1 Brooklyn wonders if Hollywood success will alter the writing career of novelist Michael Chabon.

On the Lapham's Quarterly podcast, hear James Franco read Benjamin Franklin, Lewis Lapham read Henry Adams, and Robert Krulwich read Walt Whitman.

A Vermont man, Timothy Bernaby, was recently arrested for allegedly stealing correspondence and papers written by poet Robert Frost. (CBS News)

It may be impossible to write poetry like Elizabeth Bishop, but now you can make brownies from her recipe. (Paper and Salt)